Political Science Minor

To apply, students must have the following:

  • a declared major
  • a minimum of 45 credits overall (sophomore standing)
  • a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher 

Contact your major adviser to declare the Political Science minor. 

Political Science Minor Requirements sheet (PDF).

Requirements for the Political Science minor (30 credits total)

  • 5 credits of an introductory Pol S course chosen from Pol S 101, 201, 202, 203, 204, or 205
  • 25 credits of upper-level Pol S courses numbered 210 and above. Independent studies and internships (e.g. Pol S 496, 497, 498, and 499) do not count towards the minor.  Five credits of Pol S 497 will count towards the minor.
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in the minor
  • Minimum of 15 credits of poltiical science courses taken at UW

If you have any questions about the minor requirements, please contact Political Science Advising